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Noted economist, member of 10th Finance Commission B P R Vithal passes away

Educated at Madrasa-e-Aliya high school, Hyderabad, Vithal graduated from Madras Christian College and joined the Hyderabad Civil Service in 194, qualifying for IAS in 1950

B P R Vithal. Photo: ANI

Vithal has also many publications to his credit. Photo: ANI

Press Trust of India Hyderabad
Noted economist B P R Vithal, who served as a Member of the Tenth Finance Commission, died in Hyderabad on Friday. He was 93. Vithal is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.

Vithal, a 1950-batch IAS officer, died early on Friday morning due to age-related ailments, his son Sanjaya Baru, media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, told PTI.

Vithal had served as secretary, finance and planning, in the government of Andhra Pradesh from 1972 to 1982 and as deputy chairman of the State Planning Board. He was also chairman of the Expenditure Commission, Government of Kerala.

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 3:02 PM IST

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